A Quiet Heart This is Jaime's first solo effort, recorded in 1994 following the breakup of the truly dangerous swamp band. The album contains nine tracks including the rocking title track, the moody ballad, 'Writing Songs on the Moon,' the John Prine-ish 'Me and the Cat,' and the reggae jam, 'get it right.' featured musicians include: jaime michaels - acoustic guitar, vocals, percussion joe anderson - bass guitar butch giusto - keyboards david kimbell - mandolin, cello, violin, vocals david l'hereaux - drums and percussion steve mitchell - electric guitars keith phares - trumpet michael west - drums and percussion produced by david kimbell and trey maxwell REVIEWS 'Jaime Michaels' use of language is uncommonly exquisite. His songs and writing have the hand rubbed luster of universally personal feelings. When they touch you, you feel as if you've held them before, then you wonder if you really have' Fran Gray - Two Louies Magazine - Portland, OR 'Equal parts wit and wisdom...little dreams celebrates little things in a big way.' Neil Fagan - Performing Songwriter Magazine '...a masterful understatement from a singer-songwriter who knows the value of space and subtle shadings...' taylorguitars.com '...enigmatic lyrics and arrangements much like Daniel Lanois...the genius of this album lies in it's simpleness...' mish-mash CD review 'Excellent Modern Folk from a road-weary, but still optimistic,professional. Subtleguitar work is just as interesting as the lyrics.' listen.com AWARDS SONG OF THE YEAR 2001 - FIVE PENNIES FOLK SONG OF THE YEAR 2000 - STEAL LIGHT FINALIST ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2000 - little dreams New Mexico Music Industry Awards HON. MENTION - 2000 JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST WINNER TUCSON FOLK FESTIVAL SONG CONTEST 2001.
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